Dominic Rhodes an early surprise cut

Even Marshawn Lynch’s suspension couldn’t get Dominic Rhodes on Buffalo’s opening roster.

The former Colt, who was expected to provide a veteran presence behind Fred Jackson while Lynch missed the first three games of the season, was released by the Bills Saturday, according to Fox’s Alex Marvez. 

Xavier Omon is set up to be the team’s third running back after Rhodes’ release and will likely get carries in the first three games of the season.